Course Description for Introduction to Spatial Information Systems
Introduction to Spatial Information Systems
Prerequisite: COP 3538
Description: This course is an introduction to Spatial Information Systems (SIS): the technology of acquiring, managing, analyzing, and displaying information in a spatial context. The course focuses on the unique technical and institutional issues associated with designing and implementing a spatially-enabled Information Technology infrastructure in a public or private enterprise. The participants will get hands-on experience with industry-standard technology including: Geographic Information System (GIS) software, and Global Positioning System (GPS) hardware and software. A series of structured practical exercises provide a pathway to understanding how fundamental spatial theory and principles become relevant in the context of developing practical applications using these technologies.